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The Silent Girls

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What if everything you knew was a lie…

This house has a past that won’t stay hidden, and it is time for the dead to speak.

Returning to Number 17, Coronation Square, Edie is shocked to find the place she remembers from childhood reeks of mould and decay. After her aunt Dolly’s death Edie must clear out the home on a street known for five vicious murders many years ago, but u
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Kindle Edition, 276 pages
Published February 18th 2016 by Carina
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Chelsea Humphrey
Jan 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I'd like to thank Netgalley for my digital copy in exchange for a fair and honest review

4.5 stars rounded to 5!

This book was a class act; never before have I read a book with such dark subject matter that felt like such a light and breezy read. If life had not intervened I probably could have devoured this in a day or two; however, I'm glad I was forced to read this one slowly as it seemed the equivalent of a fine wine that was better consumed in small, appreciative sips.

The plot revolves around
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Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016
I got the opportunity to participate in the blog tour for Anne Troup's book The Lost Girl last year. I liked the book so when I got the opportunity to participate in a blog tour, for her second book The Silent Girls did I say yes right away. And, let me tell you this book is great!

Edie is returning to Number 17, Coronation Square to clean out the house after aunt has died, but her aunt Dolly has one or two secrets hidden in the house. And, not every friendly face is trustworthy will Edie learn d
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Ana


Originally posted on This Chick Reads


*Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

'The Silent Girls' is the second book by Ann Troup and one I've been very much looking forward to reading. Her debut, 'The Lost Child' was published in 2015 and many of my friends loved it. I do have a copy waiting on my kindle for some time now, however after reading her second book I've decided to bump it up my huge TBR pile and read it as soon as possible.

'The Silent Girls' opens up with a ra
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Myrna
Mar 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-ebook
This is my first novel by this author. It's told from various points of views. Some characters are more likable and touching than others. Did love the English slang! It was entertaining! This book is a little predictable- I suspected whodunnit - but the author did throw in some curve balls. I thought the ending was a little unsatisfying as I wanted to know more, but overall a decent read. I'm planning on reading her first book.
Karen
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5*

The Silent Girls is the second novel by Ann Troup. I bought her first, The Lost Child, last year; I very much enjoyed it and was looking forward to reading this next one. I’m glad to say I haven’t been disappointed and in my humble opinion The Silent Girls is even better. The story hooked me in from the beginning and it was one of those books that I sat up really late one night to finish.

Whilst her elder sister Rose is away on holiday, Edie is given the unenviable task of attending the funer
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Kelly (purplebookstand)
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Silent Girls

Many thanks to Ann Troup and TBC for my copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The Silent Girls follows Edie as she returns to Coronation Square for the first time in thirty years, to clear out her aunt's house following her death. Little did Edie know the web of secrets, lies and deceit that would be uncovered as they delved deeper into the house, and the past.

I really loved this book. I found the characters believable and the descriptions really brought them to li
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Hayley
Feb 06, 2016 rated it liked it
I started reading The Silent Girls without knowing too much about it and by the time I’d read the prologue I was hooked!

The prologue is set in 1964 and describes a convicted murderer being hanged and a murder taking place on the same day. The novel then moves to thirty years later where Edie’s Aunt Dolly has died and Edie has come to clear out her house. Almost immediately she walks into the middle of a group on a murder tour and being told all about the gruesome murders that had happened on the
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Kim
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, kindle, net-galley
What a fantastic chilling read. A real page turner.

Edie returns to her aunts home to clear it after she dies. There were several murders in the area many years ago and the house unearths some of it's secrets. Just who around them could have been involved and did the wrong man die after being found guilty?

I loved the characters- many interesting and chilling.

I don't think I could have faced the house - it sounded an awful prospect to sort through the grime.

There are plenty of twists and unexpect
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Rebecca
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Originally reviewed on Becca's Books.

What a riveting second novel from the fantastic Ann Troup. The Silent Girls simmered with mystery and dark secrets, held me captive as no.17 revealed it's grim history, and was peppered with twists, turns and complete circles from beginning to end. I adored Ann's debut novel with Carina UK The Lost Child and really couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. It was definitely worth the wait.

In The Silent Girls by Ann Troup, Edie is heading back to a place she
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Karen Mace
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-books, netgalley
I received a copy of this via NetGalley and the publishers in return for a fair and honest review.

On Edie's return to Coronation Square little does she know what clearing out her late Aunts' house will uncover and in this book the reader is taken on quite a dark but thrilling journey as the secrets are slowly revealed.

This is Ann Troups second book, and i have to admit to loving The Lost Girl so was wondering what to expect in this new story - i had nothing to worry about as the writing is again
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Sarah Farmer-wright
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Goodness me!! This well written and brilliantly descriptive book is absolutely LITTERED with secrets and lies, drama and intrigue!
The story centres around Edie who has come to her aunt's filthy and dilapidated house to clear it following her death. Her aunt was found dead and alone at the bottom of the stairs and here begins the deepening and dark, murky trail on which Edie finds herself. Here she starts to discover that her family and all that she believed it to be may be very far removed from
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Jennifer
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley for my ARC.

I really enjoyed The Silent Girls. It was like a nice, slow burn in terms of story telling and the twists and turns. Psychological thrillers are my favorite genre and this did not disappoint. The subject matter is very dark, but this book reads fast!

Secrets are revealed through out the book, which is a nice change than one large reveal at the end. You can see and "feel" everything coming together and you continue to find yourself saying "NO WAY!" through out th
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Clare Uden Comrie
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
The first review I've ever done, after being selected by THE Book Club!
It was good.
I really enjoyed it.
I won't go into the plot, as many other reviewers have already done so.
The characters were vivid & believable, their interaction through all the intrigue was well told.
The ambience of sleazy low level criminal London was good.
The story itself twists and turns enough to keep you interested and the lack of proper criminal investigation in the 50's & 60's presents a brilliant argument ag
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Sarah
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Many thanks to Joanne at Portobello Book Blog and the author as I won an e copy of this book in a give away over on Joanne's blog.

The Silent Girls is a wonderfully dark story that is steeped in mystery and suspense.

I have to say I loved the whole story line in this book. Coronation Square is steeped in history as the last man hanged murdered four women in the area and it is a tourist hot spot. A lot of the residents that lived there and were around at the time of the murders, still live there no
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Sharon
Jan 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
thank you to TBC for the opportunity to review The Silent Girls.
Initially I thought that I was not going to enjoy this book very much, it was certainly slower paced than my usual reads, however, as I discovered it is sometimes good to step outside your comfort zone.
A house full of secrets waiting to be uncovered, Edie is tasked with the unenviable task of clearing her aunts house following her death. From her arrival on Coronation Square, it is clear that all is not what it seems and Edie is in
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Lynsey Farmer
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
I read Lost Child last year and i loved it so i was very happy when i got an early copy of the silent girls.
The silent girls is very mysterious read and there are plenty of twists and turns to keep you turning the pages as well as plenty of secrets and i loved discovering them one by one right up to the end. I would recommend the silent girls and i am looking forward to reading more from Ann in the future.
Inn Auni
Ann Troup did it again. The only thing that puzzled me was, when Sam offered to buy the house from Edie, she said the house was mortgage and did not belong to them. Her job was to clear the stuff in the house. The thing is, she could showed interest that someone was willing to take the house from her as it's not like she relish the job of cleaning it. She could have mention the person or company or bank that owned the house and told Sam to discuss it with them. If you read enough books from Trou ...more
Kelly
May 04, 2017 marked it as dnf
Too many grammar and continuity errors threw me out of this one early.
Sonya Alford
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was sent a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

Returning to Number 17, Coronation Square in Winfield after a very long time, Edie is shocked to find that the place she remembers from her childhood reeks of mould and decay. But she has a task to do, a big one at that. Edie is there to clear out her recently deceased Aunt Dolly’s house. It sounds simple enough but it isn’t. Coronation Square, where five vicious murders took place many years ago has changed a lot and not for the best
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Marie
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Big thank you to Ann Troup and TBC for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest opinion.

This book tells the story of Edie, who has to go back to Coronation road to clear out her aunt's flat following her death. She hasn't been to the house for many many years and arrives to a house full of clutter, grime and dust. As she begins clearing it out, she begins to discover things about the house, its occupants that she never knew and wishes it had stayed that way. We meet Sophie a young gir
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Anne
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Ann Troup and TBC for the opportunity to receive a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

This story follows Edie as she returns to Coronation Square for the unenviable task of clearing out her aunt’s cluttered and dirty house following her death. The Square has a macabre history of five murders many years before and, unfortunately for Edie, it becomes increasingly apparent that the house holds more than its fair share of dark secrets. As she starts to uncover the past it
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Sarah
Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Edie Bryant returns to Coronation Square to clear out her aunt's house following her death. She struggles to know where to begin as the house is so full of things. As she starts to clear through things the past begins to throw up its secrets. The street was the home to 5 murders in the past and Edie discovers maybe they weren't solved as easily as it had seemed at the time. Not only is there scandal to rake through from the past but she also is faced with situations in the present- people who do ...more
Lynda Kelly
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: deleted
I got fed up with this and packed it in. I'd got more than a quarter through it and there was nary a mention of the serial killings we're supposed to be reading about !!
Also, even in the author bio at the beginning there was a word missing which didn't bode well-"She was psychiatric nurse", then again with 'she'd been able manage'.Someone had a twisted ankle yet further in it had morphed into a broken leg, there were missed commas (It's pretty bad mind), a missed hyphen (...the supper eating vie
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Lisa Hall
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved Ann's first novel, so I was super excited to be able to review this one, and it really didn't disappoint. I love a novel that is filled with secrets that have to be uncovered and The Silent Girls has plenty of them. Full of unexpected twists, lies and a house that contains long-forgotten secrets I was drawn in from the first page - Ann's writing is tight and concise, with secrets revealed in layers, meaning that the reader doesn't have any time to get bored.

I loved Edie and Sophie, and
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Karen Farrow
Feb 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was my first Ann Troup book and will definitely read more from this author. I am grateful to THE Book Club for allowing me to read it. The story appeared to be slow paced at the start but did keep me wanting to turn the pages. I was drawn into Edie's world and like every good book started to imagine being in the places described and almost living her life. Ms Troup's descriptions were second to none and at one point I could almost smell the basement she was describing. The book didn't let u ...more
Amanda
Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Silent girl by Ann Troup


What if everything you knew was a lie…
This house has a past that won’t stay hidden, and it is time for the dead to speak.

Returning to Number 17, Coronation Square, Edie is shocked to find the place she remembers from childhood reeks of mould and decay. After her aunt Dolly’s death Edie must clear out the home on a street known for five vicious murders many years ago, but under the dirt and grime of years of neglect lurk dangerous truths.

For in this dark house there i
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Jo
Oct 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Good writing and plot. I really liked the Britishness of this book.
Janice
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Many thanks to the author and THE Book Club (Facebook) for an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Edie has returned to Number 17 Coronation Square after an absence of 30 years. It is not a happy reunion. She’s here to clear out the house after the death of her aunt Dolly, its last occupant, and almost as soon as she arrives she feels a crushing depression settling upon her. It’s not only that she feels bereft and quite alone in the world, having left her abusive husband and
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Emma
Feb 18, 2016 added it
I’ve been on a blogging break for a few weeks and I suddenly remembered I was scheduled to take part in the blog tour for The Silent Girls, after a quick panic over my copy of the ebook not working correctly I finally got down to reading it late Monday night. I was so worried I wouldn’t finish on time but thankfully this was a book that was literally begging me to keep reading.

There are certain characters in a book that just draw you in and whether you love them or loathe them you just can’t hel
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Claire
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This review was originally posted on my blog, BrizzleLass Books.

Ann Troup’s debut novel, The Lost Child, was one of my standout favourite novels from last year. It stuck with me like very few others have, so being given the opportunity to read an advance copy of this novel was something I leapt at.

We are introduced to Edie in The Silent Girls, she is returning to a house she hasn’t been to for thirty years, to attend the funeral of her Aunt Dolly, and to clean up the house to be sold. The house
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